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GFIC keeps tripping?

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Hi there,
New owner of pre-owned 2011 Volt.
I installed an outdoor GFCI outlet on a 20a circuit. Attached to this outlet is a load of another GFCI outlet and lightbulb in the garage. Once a week or so, the GFCI trips.
I tried replacing the GFCI with a new 20a GFCI outlet...still tripped.
I tried turning off the switch to the lightbulb and outlet in garage so it's not drawing any power - the outlet tripped again.
Anyone else had this problem? I read other forum posts and tried the suggestion of swapping a new GFCI. I'm wondering if this is an issue with the charger?
Any help greatly appreciated. Thank you!
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My garage has a GFCI that protects all the outlets. I've owned my Volt for almost a year now and have only had one nuisance trip. Small current leaks are usually what cause nuisance trips. A nearly bare hot wire can ever so slightly leak current into a nearby grounded surface. Faulty equipment can also trip GFCI's. Your EVSE and charge controller would be suspect since they handle AC power. I had PC power supply that would very reliably trip my basement GFCI when it was in contact with my wooden work bench.
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